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Podium Analytics Institute Programme Manager


Grade 8: £43,414 – £51,805 with a discretionary range to £56,592 per annum

Closing date

Oct 10, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a Programme Manager for a new research institute driving pioneering research and science in youth sports health and working to provide a holistic understanding of the individual factors that lead to injury in youth sports.


You will play a leadership role in the management of the Podium Analytics Institute for Youth Sport Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford, taking full responsibility for all operational aspects including administrative, financial and practical support within the institute in the context of the wider support structures of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Engineering Science. You will have key responsibilities in the areas of financial and contractual management, research management and administration, communication and liaison, and planning and reporting, and will be a member of the Institute’s management committee. Working closely with the Institute Director, the focus of the role will be on delivering the operational activities linked to the research objectives of the Institute, as well as helping to develop and sustain future research programmes, and to represent the Podium Analytics Institute externally.


You should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, with evidence of strong intellectual, numerical and analytical skills. You should have a track record working in a management position in a complex organisation with demonstrable experience of financial management, project management and managing a team. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills will be essential, as will the ability to handle and prioritise a wide portfolio of responsibilities in a challenging environment. Previous experience of working in an engineering, medical, research or a scientific environment is desirable. Previous experience of working in sports management or with sports governing bodies is an advantage.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Olga Platonova (


Only online applications received before midday on 10 October 2022 can be considered. The interviews will take place on 20 October 2022. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how your experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Dr Olga Platonova

Contact email